Swiss Chard with White Beans in Tomato Sauce over Pasta

22 Jan

Last week while grocery shopping I noticed the red chard looked really fresh so I grabbed two bunches. This recipe was ok… Needed an additional 1-2 tsp of red pepper flakes and a whole bunch of Parmesan cheese!

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Swiss Chard with White Beans in Tomato Sauce over Pasta
adapted from aggieskitchen

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic minced
1 big bunch swiss chard, shredded
1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 cup of water (added to crushed tomato can to pick up remnant flavor)
1 15 oz can of white beans, drained and rinsed
a pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
red hot pepper flakes, to taste
1 box of whole wheat pasta

Prepare pasta according to directions.

While pasta is cooking, in a large saute pan, heat olive oil and begin to saute onion and garlic. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook onions until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add chard to pan and saute until soft and wilted, about 8-10 minutes. Add can of tomato sauce with additional water to pan. Stir and bring to a simmer. Add can of white beans to sauce and cook for about 2-3 more minutes until sauce is slightly thick and flavors have come together.

Drain pasta and drizzle with a little olive oil. Serve sauce over pasta with red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese.

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